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Harassment in the Workplace As long as humans have existed, the fact that people are physically attracted to one another has affected their behavior.  There have always also been people that have used their superior strength to get their way.  These forces are evident in the workplace resulting in everything from consensual affairs, to unwanted harassment, to incidents of physical violence. For many years, the law has provided tools designed to prevent or at least discourage unwanted sexual or physical harassment at work and in society at large. For example, employees that are fired or demoted for refusing to participate in an...

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Employment Law – Ban The Box Law Coming Jan. 1

- Ban the Box is almost here so employers need to be ready. It goes into effect on January 1, 2017 in Connecticut. Is your company prepared? - The new law makes it unlawful for employers to ask questions about an applicant’s criminal history upon initial contact. As you may remember from our previous post, this means that employers can’t ask about a candidate’s prior arrests, criminal charges or convictions on the initial interview application....

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Adoption and Divorce: A Family Lawyer’s Perspective on Brad and Angelina’s Split

- Family law reaches into some of the most private matters that a family has to deal with. One of the toughest involves divorce and children. And once the tabloid TV shows move on and gossip columns cool down that’s what is going to make the split between Brad Pitt and Angelina the toughest. Not the fame. Not the rumors. But the fate of the children that will be most impacted by this highly public split....

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Employment Law Won’t Necessarily Protect Your Facebook Posts

- Think the law will protect your Facebook posts because of freedom of speech? Don’t be too sure. - Officials with a Georgia school district recently fired an employee after she referred to First Lady Michelle Obama as a gorilla on Facebook. According to a statement by the Forsyth County Schools this elementary school paraprofessional was fired because “racism and discrimination are not tolerated” in the school district....

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Divorce and Older Couples: A Divorce Attorney’s Perspective

- Divorce over 50? It’s not only possible; it’s more probable than ever. In fact, the divorce rate for people 50 and older doubled between 1990 and 2010, according to a study by Bowling Green State University sociologists. Two decades ago, those over 50 accounted for about 10 percent of divorces. Recently, the divorce rate for this age group rose to approximately 25 percent. And, even more surprisingly, approximately half of those divorces occurred in first marriages....

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